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Boot Disk Setup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blockhead_dp, May 18, 2010.

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  1. blockhead_dp

    blockhead_dp Thread Starter

    May 18, 2010
    I have a corrupt .dll file that is not allowing me to boot... I have been told that by using the Windows XP boot floppies, I can repair or replace the corrupted olecli32.dll file... I do NOT have the Windows XP installation CD, only the Setup boot disks... If I use them to boot my computer from the Floppy drive and setup XP, will my files and folders (i.e pictures, etc) be deleted?

    If so, what method can I use to repair the corrupt .dll file without erasing my pictures?

    Thanks in advance for any help...
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  3. TekTime


    Sep 21, 2009
  4. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    The Setup Floppies do not have that file. You can boot to the Recovery Console, and see if a copy exists in the Windows\system32\dllcache folder. If so, you can copy it to Windows\system32. This won't affect your data files.
    The command to use:
    [B]Copy C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\olecli32.dll C:\Windows\System32[/B]
    If it's not there, you can download the full network install of SP3 (it's not included with SP2), extract the files on another PC, expand the olecli32.dl_ file, then put it onto a floppy/CD to copy to the system with the corrupt file.

    Download SP3
    Save the downloaded file into C:\SP.
    Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter
    Type the following lines, press Enter after each:
    cd /D C:\sp

    Type win and press Tab, this should type the rest of the file name for you, then type -x:c:\sp
    The line should look like this for SP3:
    windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe -x:c:\sp
    Press Enter and the files will be extracted to C:\sp\i386
    Now type this line and press Enter:
    expand C:\sp\i386\olecli32.dl_ C:\sp\olecli32.dll
    You can now copy this file to a floppy or CD to use on the PC with the corrupt file.
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